Thing of Evil - Stanza 14-16 by fiveplustwo

Thing of Evil - Stanza 14-16

The Raven (stanza 14-16) By Edgar Allan Poe

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
“Wretch,” I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore;
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

​ “Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!—prophet still, if bird or devil!—
Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted—
On this home by Horror haunted—tell me truly, I implore—
Is there—is there balm in Gilead?—tell me—tell me, I implore!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!—prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us—by that God we both adore—
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore—
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

Photographer: @kuva
Selfie Theme: The Raven by Edger Allen Poe

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'tis driving you crazy
February 21st, 2021  
Well done!
February 21st, 2021  
A natural born actress ;) @kuva
February 21st, 2021  
Very believable, your pain can be felt!
February 21st, 2021  
Two thumbs up! 👍👍
February 22nd, 2021  
you're a star, kid. ⭐⭐⭐
February 22nd, 2021  
February 25th, 2021  
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